Resistance training always makes you stronger. It hurts to do resistance training, but the results are obvious. We are in a season of serious resistance training and many people are feeling the pull of their spritiual muscles during this training season. It hurts, people are struggling, it is obvious. Pain has a way of screaming at us, so we know it hurts and pain has a way of being all consuming so we do not lose sight of the fact that it hurts. But if you can look past the pain of this season of resistance training, you will notice you are getting stronger. The pain is going to subside, the challenges are going to loose you and let you go, but what you gained in strength is going to remain.
The kingdom of God in us is teaching us that we have more authority than we exercise, so the Holy Spirit is being our personal trainer and teaching us how to excercise the authority we have been given. This short season of resistance training is making us inside strong so we can carry that new strength into the work we will do when our training is over. Once you gain the muscle of spiritual discipline, that comes through resistance training, you will remain strong in that area. Keep seeking the Lord. Keep reading the word. Keep believing God. What we are in is a short season of resistance training, not a final destination.
1 Timothy 4:8 “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”